Sugarloaf receives first snow of the season

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 08 2012 - 12:42 PM


CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – With bright leaves still covering most trees, Sugarloaf received its first snowfall of the 2012/13 season today, with 1-2 inches of new snow covering the summit of the mountain. Snow fell during the overnight hours but had cleared out by sunrise, with overnight temperatures hovering in the mid to upper twenties.

“Speaking as a skier, there is nothing more exciting than the first snow of the year,” said Brad Larsen, Sugarloaf’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We typically get one or two small storms in October, and the excitement level is always through the roof.”

A photo of the new snow posted on Sugarloaf’s Facebook page this morning was “liked” more than 3100 times and shared nearly 500 times within four hours.

In addition to the first snowfall of the year, today also marks the final day for skiers and riders to purchase a 2012-13 New England Pass at preseason rates. The pass provides access to Sugarloaf and Sunday River in Maine, and Loon Mountain in New Hampshire, and is available online at

Sugarloaf is scheduled to open for the 2012-13 winter season on November 16. Snowmaking is scheduled to begin in early November.

For more information on Sugarloaf, please visit


About Sugarloaf – Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is largest ski area in the East, and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East. and the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow:,, and